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October 2017

Going Down to Springfield with Bucky Halker

10/12/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Bucky will be playing as part of the October Music at the Museum series October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, Joe Hill, Illinois Labor tunes and a few of his own tunes.   Music at the Museum is a monthly concert series produced by Chris Vallillo featuring the best in contemporary and traditional folk and acoustic music of all styles. Concerts are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in…

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November 2017

Wobblies of the World with Bucky Halker

11/10/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST

Join Bucky November 10, 2017, for the kick of the new book "Wobblies of the World" (Pluto Press) at the In These Times offices, 2040 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL, hosted by Book Editor:  Peter Cole and In These Times.  Bucky will be playing a few Joe Hill and Wobbly tunes.  Bucky contributed an article to the book about Joe Hill and his influence around the world.  It's a great read.  Event time is TBA, check back for details. Books will…

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February 2018

Bucky Halker Live on Heartland Radio

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Heartland Cafe, 7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL United States
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Join me February 11, 2018, 3-7 p.m. for a fund raiser for a wonderful, local radio broadcast Heartland Radio, in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood.  This year the event will be at the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood.  Come out for a great cause and to hear some terrific local musicians.  I'll be there and so will the Win Stracke All-Stars and possibly Chicago's favorite Corky Siegel.  See the poster for all the details.  This is a fund raiser folks,…

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March 2018

The Bucky Halker Trio, featuring: Don Stiernberg and John Abbey

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Freemont St.
Arlington Heights, Illinois United States
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Bucky and the boys (Don and John) will be playing for the craft food benefit at Arlington Heights Historical Museum.  Join us for a good cause, some great local artisanal delights and of course, some wonderful local musicianship. FEATURING CRAFT BEERS, WINES & DELICIOUS WINTER FOODS IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORIC DISTRICT! Step back in time where F.W. ‘Pop’ Muller otherwise known as the man behind the mustache, originated the Arlington Club Beverage soda brand in 1872. Mix and…

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Bucky Live on WGN 720 AM, Chicago

March 17 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
WGN Radio Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

Tune in for a live broadcast on WGN Chicago, 720 on your AM dial.  Bucky will be joining Dave Hoekstra on Nocturnal Journal to talk about the long history of coal mining in Illinois and to play a few coal mining tunes.  Pour yourself a green beer and join us for this St. Paddy's day broadcast.  Don't forget, you can also stream the broadcast by logging on to the WGN web page. Don’t Want Your Millions

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Folksongs of Illinois, #1

Bucky Halker, “Ain’t Got a Dollar”, a Road Scholar Event at Watseka Public Library

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Watseka Public Library, 201 South Fourth Street
Watseka, IL 60970 United States
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Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois Show at the Watseka Public Library, Watseka, IL.  Come hear some great folksongs from Illinois and commentary about how the songs came to be.  This FREE event is underwritten by a grant from Illinois Humanities through its Road Scholars Program.  Check back to this listing for event time.

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Protest Songs of Illinois Workers, A Road Scholar Program-Nashville, IL

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Nashville Public Library, 219 East Elm
Nashville, IL 62263 United States
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Please join Bucky in Nashville, IL, as he presents his version of workers' protest songs from Illinois.  You will hear a little Woody Guthrie, a little Joe Hill and some other long forgotten labor bards.  This is a FREE program and is part of the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Program.  We look forward to seeing you. Welcome To Labor Land

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April 2018
Folksongs of Illinois, #2

Bucky Halker, a Road Scholar performance, at Montgomery Village Hall

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Montgomery Village Hall, 200 N. River Street
Montgomery, IL 60538 United States
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Bucky Halker will be presenting the Folksongs of Illinois program at Montgomery Village Hall as part of its monthly senior's program.  You will hear folksongs from all over the Midwest, some still popular today and some forgotten gems.  This FREE program is underwritten by a grant from Illinois Humanities. Folksongs of Illinois, #2

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Don’t Want Your Millions

Bucky Halker presenting at the World Record Symposium

April 12 - April 14
Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI United States + Google Map

Bucky will be presenting research and performing the songs of Joe Hill at this important event.  

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The Origins of International Labor Day, with Bucky Halker

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
University of Purdue Northwest, 2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323 United States
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Please join Bucky and the Illinois Labor History Society to celebrate and learn about the origins of International Labor Day at Purdue University, Hammond, IN.  You will hear music and commentary from Bucky as well as representatives from Purdue University's History and Philosophy departments about the Haymarket event which lead to the creation of International Labor Day.  This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Labor History Society and Purdue University Northwest Department of History and Philosophy.    

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